- 1 large beetroot –peeled and chopped (around 2 cups)
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp mustard seeds / kaduku
- 1 tsp urad dal / ulundu paruppu
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp chilli powder
Poriyal is a Tamil dish that roughly translates to fried or sautéed vegetables. It has many variations that make it suitable for many palettes. All poriyals are united by the use of lentils and vegetables. Beetroot poriyal is especially delicious due to the unique crunch factor, and added sourness the beet provides. This poriyal is not only flavorful, but it is spicy to boot. This makes for a feel good side dish that is perfectly suitable for keeping you cool on hot days. If you really enjoy beetroot poriyal, take it with you to work. Just pack it in your Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox, and it will stay fresh and delicious for hours.
Poriyal has many health benefits on its own. Its high in protein and low in fat; all while remaining vegetarian. This particular recipe has mustard seeds and chilli powder which can help boost hair growth. If you’ve been suffering from thinning hair as of late, this may be the perfect dish for you to eat alongside your meals.
The main ingredient in this poriyal is beetroot. Beets add an extra level of health benefits beyond the typical poriyal. Besides being heavy in vitamin C, phosphorous, and a source of flavonoids, beets also treat several medical conditions. Some of them include:
Improving heart health
- Birth defect reduction
- Energy booster
- Metabolism booster
- Prevents strokes
How to make Beetroot Poriyal
Note: The water should have evaporated; if not drain it.